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Springer Handbook of Nanomaterials

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Table of contents (32 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XXXVI
  2. Science and Engineering of Nanomaterials

    • Robert Vajtai
    Pages 1-36
  3. NanoCarbons

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 37-300
    2. Graphene – Properties and Characterization

      • Aravind Vijayaraghavan
      Pages 39-82
    3. Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

      • Sebastien Nanot, Nicholas A. Thompson, Ji-Hee Kim, Xuan Wang, William D. Rice, Erik H. Hároz et al.
      Pages 105-146
    4. Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

      • Ákos Kukovecz, Gábor Kozma, Zoltán Kónya
      Pages 147-188
    5. Modified Carbon Nanotubes

      • Aarón Morelos-Gómez, Ferdinando Tristán López, Rodolfo Cruz-Silva, Sofia M. Vega Díaz, Mauricio Terrones
      Pages 189-232
    6. Carbon Nanofibers

      • Yoong A. Kim, Takuya Hayashi, Morinobu Endo, Mildred S. Dresselhaus
      Pages 233-262
    7. Nanodiamonds

      • Olga A. Shenderova, Suzanne A. Ciftan Hens
      Pages 263-300
  4. NanoMetals

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 301-514
    2. Noble Metal Nanoparticles

      • Theruvakkattil S. Sreeprasad, Thalappil Pradeep
      Pages 303-388
    3. Nanostructures of Common Metals

      • Melinda Mohl, Krisztián Kordás
      Pages 389-408
    4. Alloys on the Nanoscale

      • Giovanni Barcaro, Alfredo Caro, Alessandro Fortunelli
      Pages 409-472
    5. Magnetic Nanostructures: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications

      • Shashwat Shukla, Pratap Kumar Deheri, Raju V. Ramanujan
      Pages 473-514
  5. NanoCeramics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 515-692
    2. Nanocrystalline Functional Oxide Materials

      • Rakesh Shukla, Dimple P. Dutta, Jayshree Ramkumar, Balaji P. Mandal, Avesh K. Tyagi
      Pages 517-552
    3. Piezoelectric Nanoceramics

      • Xiaohui Wang, Shaopeng Zhang, Longtu Li
      Pages 553-570
    4. Graphite Oxide

      • Wei Gao
      Pages 571-604
    5. Compound Crystals

      • Roi Levi, Maya Bar-Sadan, Reshef Tenne
      Pages 605-638

About this book

The Springer Handbook of Nanomaterials covers the description of materials which have dimension on the "nanoscale". The description of the nanomaterials in this Handbook follows the thorough but concise explanation of the synergy of structure, properties, processing and applications of the given material. The Handbook mainly describes materials in their solid phase; exceptions might be e.g. small sized liquid aerosols or gas bubbles in liquids. The materials are organized by their dimensionality. Zero dimensional structures collect clusters, nanoparticles and quantum dots, one dimensional are nanowires and nanotubes, while two dimensional are represented by thin films and surfaces. The chapters in these larger topics are written on a specific materials and dimensionality combination, e.g. ceramic nanowires. Chapters are authored by well-established and well-known scientists of the particular field. They have measurable part of publications and an important role in establishing new knowledge of the particular field.

Reviews

“This is the best and most comprehensive single source book on nanotechnology involving the chemistry, biophysics, and tissue engineering of nanoparticles, nanotubes, nanofilaments, and ceramics. … The book is of great value for biochemists, inorganic physical chemists, engineerings, biomedical researchers, students, and physicians at various levels of the training cycles. It may be a standard text for the next several years.” (Joseph J. Grenier, Amazon.com, February, 2016)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Rice University, Houston, USA

    Robert Vajtai

About the editor

Robert Vajtai is a Faculty Fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science at Rice University, Houston, USA. His scientific interests cover synthesis, processing, and characterization of physical and chemical properties of new material forms and structures, mainly nanostructured materials, nanocomposites and nanomaterials; as well as applications of these materials in thermal management, energy storage, MEMS, and electronic devices.

He received his MS degree in Physics and his Doctor’s degree in Solid-State Physics from the University of Szeged, Hungary, in 1986 and 1997, respectively. From 1987 to 2002 he was a Faculty Member of the Experimental Physics Department of Szeged University, Hungary.  He also spent sabbatical time as a Fellow of the Swedish Institute in The Ångstrom Laboratory in Uppsala, Sweden, from 1998 to 1999; as an Eötvös Fellow at the EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland from 1995 to 1996 and he also visited the Max Planck Institute in Göttingen, Germany in 1993 via a Max Planck Fellowship. He was rewarded by the Bolyai Fellowship of the Hungarian Scientific Academy for 1999-2000.

Before joining Rice University, Dr. Vajtai spent eight years at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he was a Laboratory Manager at the Rensselaer Nanotechnology Center managing the nanoparticle generation by inert-gas deposition and the carbon nanotechnology laboratories. Dr. Vajtai is on the Editorial Board of the journals Nanopages and Fluctuations and Noise Letters.

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